What We Do

Cynthia Duprey of Next Chapter Bookstore wears a sweatshirt and jeans and poses by the treehouse in the children's reading area

Community Capital provides flexible business financing to people interested in starting or growing small businesses in Vermont. We work with diverse partners to strengthen downtowns and our rural economy by providing loans and business support to women, people with limited credit or collateral, and low-to-moderate income entrepreneurs.

Dave and Melinda Gervais-Lamoureux where t-shirts with the Essex House logo and smile under the sign in the bar

Community Capital offers no-cost pre- and post-loan support to help you navigate business challenges. From the time our borrowers anticipate receiving a loan, until they sell or transfer your business, our Business Advisors can help design actionable, customized plans and attainable goals to improve the viability and profitability of their businesses.

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Community Capital of Vermont

Community Capital of Vermont

Investing in entrepreneurs by providing financing for startups and small businesses in Vermont.

Congrats to Community Capital borrower Missing Piece Bakery of Swanton, who just signed on to provide dessert for the first wedding of the summer at Highgate Manor!Get ready for a sweet treat! Missing Piece Bakery is set to create delectable desserts for the first wedding of the summer at the Manor. And, soon you’ll be able to satisfy your cravings at their new storefront in Swanton! See MoreSee Less
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Community Capital borrower M & T Properties LLC of Burlington notes that having a healthy lawn starts now, with spring cleanup. It’s a smart way to help customers understand that they need to think about securing M & T’s expertise for the upcoming season. See MoreSee Less
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Community Capital of Vermont’s mission is to help small businesses and lower income entrepreneurs prosper through the provision of flexible business financing.

“Community Capital made me feel that my company was more than just a business — they could back my deep convictions. Their support of my endeavor from the beginning, through construction, opening and beyond has been exemplary and beyond anything I could have asked for. They continue to make a dream come true for my family.”

-Sarita Khan, Vermont Salt Cave, Montgomery Center